He ended with as much grace as he entered this campaign in. He had so many forces battling against him that this battle was just one the American Hero could not overcome. He fought for this country when the rest of the world cried foul at the war he fought in. John McCain has always served this country and will continue to do so after this election. He is a man who is made of honor and duty. His loyalty to this country can never be questioned. His strength can never be tested.
What happened tonight may be historical in many ways. The way I take it is one completely different than those I know. This defeat has left me bitter and hurt. It’s something I will have to work to repair within myself. Am I disappointed? Yes. Not by my country but the people within the country. My words are obviously filled with anger and sadness. You would have felt the same way if Barack Obama had lost so let me have my right to grieve over this election.
My words are jumbled, rushed, and hardly eloquent right now. As everyone knows I think too much and say too little. It’s not in my nature to say everything that‘s on my mind and in my heart. Well, tonight that’s been broken. There will be no more of the quiet reader or the silent thinker. My role will be much different after today.
John Adam once said that no democracy lasts. It often commits suicide. Maybe this our beginning of the end. Maybe not. Only time will tell. Many people probably think I’m a fool or an idiot for crying as I write this but this election meant a lot more to me than I thought it did. My heart had become entwined with the McCain campaign and when PA and OH came, my heart broke just like the rest of theirs. It was a hard fought battle but battle that just had too much ammo against a man that I consider my own personal role model. I hope to emulate his gracious exit with some dignity intact though it it’ll take me a few days to wrap my head around this. I knew the reality but I didn’t want to accept it until I saw the words on the screen.
Perhaps I invested too much spirit into this campaign and not enough effort. Perhaps my belief that people would look beyond a face, beyond the charm that they would see was wrong. The people of Ohio and Pennsylvania didn’t look to facts, didn’t listen to the common sense. You thought George Bush was bad? Tell me how you feel in four years.
So, I concede defeat for this round but I will never give up the war. I will be a part of history and hopefully alter it for the better.
Your question to me will probably be, am I going to get behind a President Barack Obama? My question to you in return is, did you get behind President George Bush?